Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday oh yeah it's Wednesday

Time for another project featuring a cutie from Chi Chi Memories.  This week I decided to use this sweetie from the Spring is Here set.  I printed her onto white cardstock and then colored her with my Copics.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then doodled this fun border around the card and added the image.  I then found this sentiment rubon in my stash and added to the card front.  I think she is....well SWEET!

Be sure to check the Chi Chi Memories blog for wonderful projects.

Happy crafting....Lynda

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cuttin' and Stampin' April Showers Challenge

Orange Team 14-16 Challenge
April Showers
April is more than half over, and we can't get to
the May flowers without the April showers, so that's
this week's challenge - April Showers.

The Design Team has made some great projects using
the Pink Paisley Hello Sunshine stamp set and Paper Collection
which are both available in the

For m y card I first stamped the "You make me Happy when skies are grey" onto my card base in the lower right corner; leaving enough room for my doodled border.  I then stamped the unbrella in the top left; leaving enough room for the sentiment and border as well.  I then stamped the You Are My Sunshine above the umbrella; curving the stamp on my block to match the curve of the umbrella.  I then used the coordinating die cut and this wonderful pattern paper to cut out the umbrella.  I then glued the pattern paper over the stamped image.  I then doodled the border around the card base.  I then added the red smooches to the hearts and the umbrella.  Love that this stamp set comes with the die in the packaging...for anyone like me that tends to "misplace" items in my craft room this packaging is a dream come true!

Be sure to check all the other design team projects featured on the blog and join the challenge this week!!!

This challenge will be open until April 28 and you can
go HERE to enter your project.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Still time to create a project for the Path of Positivity Peace challenge!

Happy Monday!  Today marks the mid-way point of the April challenge on the Path Of Positivity challenge blog and our theme for this month is PEACE.  

Our fabulous sponsor for this month is
SNS Blinkie

and Lisa has provided a wonderful free sentiment on the blog for those who wish to play along...

I was so excited to get to work with an image from our sponsor this month and had such a fun time looking through all the wonderful images on their site.  I decided upon this stunning image of a hummingbird titled Dragonfly:

I printed the image onto white cardstock and then pulled out some of my favorite Copic colors and began coloring the image.  I really wanted it to look lifelike, so I took a lot of time shading here and there.  I then fussy cut it out.  I then used my glue pen and two shades of glitter to add some extra sparkle in places around the dragonfly body and wings.  I then found this wonderful pattern paper in my stash pile of 6x6 pieces and ran it through my printer to put this great sentiment onto it.   I then mounted the dragonfly onto the card using foam tape so it looks like it is landing on the greenery.  

There is still time for you to take this month's challenge...what brings you Peace?  What do you think of when you are at Peace? 

Create something and join in this month on the Path of Positivity challenge blog!

Sparkle N Sprinkle is giving away the following:
  • Three digital images for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
  • Three digital images for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
Additionally, there will also be:
  • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:
Sparkle N Sprinkle - April anything goes use loose glitter (used green and brown/gold on my card)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tried something new....and the going going gone freebie...

So...Chi Chi Memories is doing something different with their monthly's a free download for the first 30 downloads...then the image moves to the store for purchase.  So if you were lucky enough to get online fast enough you could have scored this cutie for you can find her in the store here:

for my card I wanted to try something that I saw on a blog while cruising around...that is to print my image onto kraft cardstock and then color it with my colored pencils.

Here is my final result:

I think this is a super fun technique and will have to start looking more closely at images to see if they would be candidates for this technique in the future.

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for other ideas using this image and the sketch for this month.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chi Chi Wednesday

Time again for another creation from Chi Chi Memories.  This time I decided to use the cute elephant image from the Sympathy stamp set.

I printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored it with my copics.  I added some glossy accents to a few places to make it look more dimensional; the flag, heart, and knob on the mailbox.

I'm sure it will bring a smile to the special girl I'm sending this to...little Lauryn who is fighting Leukemia.  I hope this will bring a smile to her face!

Be sure to check the other wonderful projects on the Chi Chi Memories blog!

Happy crafting...Lynda